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I actually met with a couple of forest officers – Vidya Balan on prepping for Sherni

Sherni, starring Vidya Balan is a story about the journey of a female forest officer navigating through her marriage with her rather unusual job. Vidya Balan shed some light on the preparation that went into playing the part. She said, “I actually met with a couple of forest officers to understand what exactly their job entails…the study involved in training to be a forest officer, the various postings and the challenges they posed.  The nature of the job is such that it can be physically arduous and even dangerous at times which was therefore traditionally male dominated but these female officers shared how they then negotiated their way around the patriarchal mindset … all of which was very helpful.”

Vidya Balan in Sherni

About her character she said, “What I like about Vidya Vincent is that she’s a woman of few words and yet has the courage to stand up for what she believes in… So you don’t have to be aggressive or be a man in a man’s world, you can be very much a woman and still find your way.”

The audience is in for a treat with Vidya Balan in the lead, the ensemble cast boasts of names like Sharat Saxena, Mukul Chaddha, Vijay Raaz, Ila Arun, Brijendra Kala and Neeraj Kabi. Produced by T-Series & Abundatia   Entertainment, this movie is directed by Amit Masurkar. The film is set to release digitally on June 18. 

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